Fadlu brushes off Stars setback
Posted: 4 October 2017 Time: 09:30
Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids said he can accept one bad game in eight from his men following the 1-0 home loss to Free State Stars.
Maritzburg started the season strongly with three straight victories before racking up a five-game winless in all competitions - leaving them as spectators to next weekend's MTN8 final between SuperSport United and Cape Town City, and eighth in the Premiership standings with eight points from six matches.
Davids, however, remains positive as the Team of Choice seek to bounce back after the FIFA international break against Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on October 18.
Davids told his club's website: "Up to now the performances have been fantastic. I don't think any of the games that we have played till now, whether it was MTN or whether it was the league, we have not had anything but fantastic performances.
"We have to take [the loss to Stars on September 29] on the chin. These games come where you have three, four of your crucial players not really in [form].
"It happens. If one player does not have a good game then you need the others to step up if nobody is really taking charge, feeling the game.
"Then of course it's better to try and grind the result, to try to keep it 0-0 or score a goal if you can."
He added: "We have more time now, two weeks to really work on the training ground, that's the only way its going to get better. If you look at it objectively, we played Chiefs, we played Pirates, and we had fantastic performances. All our performances until [the Stars game] have been good. Realistically we have been really good. Now it’s a case of reset.
"I take it as one bad performance, which we have to correct. I can accept that out of eight games, we had one bad game. Let's move on, let's work on it."